Blank-IT and Distracted Driving Updates – Nov 2012

In this month’s update: more news on distracted driving by Police officers and how Police Departments are trying to address it, plus some exciting news from Blank-IT.

Another NBC TV investigation into Police Distracted Driving

NBC TV ran another piece on accidents caused by Police officers driving while distracted, with an emphasis on the use of computers while driving. Contains some footage of incidents.

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See the original article here.

Fort Worth PD implements Distracted Driving Policy

Following on from the video above, NBC Dallas/Fort Worth reports that the fort Worth Police Department has introduced a Distracted Driving Policy which stipulates that officers pull over before using  their in-vehicle computer.

At Blank-IT, we believe that policies alone are not effective and that technology is also required to fully address the issue of in-car computer use. This is particularly important in the case of emergency responders where time can be a critical factor.

See the original article here.

Blank-IT granted Innovation Patent

We are pleased to confirm that Blank-IT has been granted an Australian Innovation patent.. This type of patent recognises the innovative features of our product, and together with our EMC/C-Tick certification, gives our clients assurance that we are committed to developing and promoting use of Blank-IT as a world-leader in distraction solutions – the most effective and flexible answer to in-car computer distraction.

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Blank-IT has been designed specifically to address the problem of driver distraction caused by in-vehicle computers and laptops. It is easily installed, doesn’t rely on 3rd party input such as GPS, is fully customisable for different working environments and will help businesses conform with distracted driving legislation and OH&S requirements.

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